May 14, 2008

A Little Creative Repackaging

That is all that is needed for the automakers to meet the fuel requirements that California is demanding.

President of CARB, Mary Nichols, has countered this by stating that the demands of the CARB rules are already within industry reach and should only require a “little creative repackaging” to achieve.

I just hate when people who have no clue tell the auto industry how simple it is to reach unrealistic fuel economy goals.

California's push for unrealistic fuel economy requirements was shot down throughly when the fuel bill passed Congress. But they don't care, they plan to proceed without the government allowing it anyway.

While the U.S. government has implemented a fleet-wide fuel efficiency standard of 35mpg by 2020 for carmakers (plus an interim mandate of 31.6mpg by 2015), California is planning to implement its own ruling of 36.8mpg by 2016.

California feels it is above the U.S. Government and will do what it wants. Of course though once the presidential election happens, California will be granted the right to do what they want by the loser elected.

Although the Bush administrations has so far blocked the strict rules set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), all three current presidential candidates support the idea.

Yep, not only is the Auto Industry is screwed, but the public will be forced to buy tiny electric cars that can only go 40 miles on one charge.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 14, 2008 08:15 AM | TrackBack

Of all the problems this state has, they have to worry about this? Let's start with getting rid of CARB. How much money will that save the state?

Posted by: Navy CPO at May 14, 2008 10:33 AM